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    What’s With All the HR Documents? (& What Do You Do With Them?)

    March 29, 2023

    Do you really need a bunch of HR documents for your business? And if so, how do you know which ones you need?

    Today, I’m excited to share my conversation with none other than my right-hand woman, Kiley VanGilder! Kiley has helped me build Paradigm from the ground up, and she’s the expert that our clients rely on when it comes to HR documentation.

    Kiley and I talked a bit about her history and how she came to be my Paradigm partner. And then we got into the nitty-gritty of HR docs:

    • The importance of an HR doc suite: Yes, you really do need all that documentation! It’s the basis for how you manage your people and keep things consistent.
    • The benefits of an employee handbook: It’s not just for your employees! This document ensures that everyone is clear on expectations and how to resolve issues.
    • The gap between HR and management: If you and your HR department (even if that’s also you) aren’t on the same page, everyone suffers. It’s crucial to have open and transparent conversations with everyone in your organization.
    • Figuring out which docs you need: Hint — start with the end in mind! Know that your bases are covered if you ever need to have a tough conversation with an employee.

    If you want a behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on here at Paradigm, this episode is for you! You’ll get all the technical HR information you want (and maybe more!) and hear what a good relationship between a manager and an employee sounds like. 

    HR documentation might not be the sexiest topic, but it’s a critical aspect of running a successful business. When you have all your HR docs in place, things are better for you and your employees, especially if it comes time to part ways.

    If you feel an impending sense of dread every time you think about HR documentation, The Paradigm Solution is the answer. Our HR & Team Foundations service gives you everything you need to switch from contractors and hire employees confidently. We’ll take care of People Operations (and all the HR paperwork), so you have more time to run your business.

    If you’ve got questions about HR docs, tag @theparadigmm or send me a DM on Instagram! And don’t forget to review and share this episode with any small business owners you know.

    Listen now!

    Links mentioned:

    The Paradigm Solution 

    Set to Scale: 6 Must-Have Employee Policies: Done for You

    Set to Scale: Performance Evaluation Form

    The Paradigm Blog Post: HR Documentation 101: Protect Your Business and Build a Solid Foundation for Your Team






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